delusions of persecution

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a delusion (common in paranoia) that others are out to get you and frustrate and embarrass you or inflict suffering on you

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Specific conditions for the development of content of delusions of persecution existed in India during that time.
A study in Pakistan found that male and wealthy patients had delusions of grandiose identity believing that they had special powers while female and poor group had delusions of persecution and being controlled and of erotomania4.
Probably the largest group is made up of the Paranoid Type, chiefly characterised by delusions of persecution, megalomania and auditory hallucinations.
He was infected with syphilis by Veil, and it has gone to his brain, giving him paranoia and delusions of persecution.
This might be nothing more than the typical ideologue's indulgence in delusions of persecution and delight in the adrenaline rush that comes with imagining all the forces of the world arrayed against him.
When he did take insulin, it caused him to have delusions of persecution.
For example, patients suffering from paranoid-type symptoms -- roughly one-third of people with schizophrenia -- often have delusions of persecution, or false and irrational beliefs that they are being cheated, harassed, poisoned, or conspired against.
The disease is often characterized by delusions of persecution and can lead to violence.
He had grandiose delusions and delusions of persecution related to his job.
Delusions of grandeur are bad, but delusions of persecution are far worse.
With his obvious delusions of persecution and grandiosity, defending his delusions is his top priority.
In contrast, people with relatively milder paranoid disorders may have such symptoms as delusions of persecution or delusional jealousy, but not the prominent hallucinations or impossible, bizarre delusions that sometimes occur in paranoid schizophrenia.